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Old 12-14-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default What aer you training right now.

I was walking home from my walk with Quinn just now and thinking about all the things she's learning atm and wondering what else you guys are teaching.

Quinn is currently learning to heal using Silvia Trkmans method, she's good at working out her position on my leg and can move in a circle, to the side, backwords and forward for one or two steps but I want better focus before I move on.

She's learning a new trick. Its pretty much play dead but the signal is me raising my hand at her. Its funny to look real threatening at her and have her go "YAY!!!" and throw herself on her back all happy. lol

I want to start some agility foundation stuff. Nothing too strenuous, just some fun race-to-reward games this week. Teaching her to go around a pole or through 2 buckets on the ground, I'm reading agility right from the start and getting games out of that. I was also doing some reading on running contacts last night because I don't know what I want to teach. Running sounds like more work but I'd love to have a go at it.

As for Buster, he learned to "spin" last week and now they can all do it. I always promised I would retire him when I got a new dog and stop annoying him, I think he's appreciating only being asked for the odd shaping session now.
So what is everyone else doing atm?

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:21 PM
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i'm farting around with go-outs with luce. i need formal instruction on how to train them properly, but don't have the cash for private lessons right now. also the broad jump exercise for AKC open.

and for steve, "sit pretty".
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:26 PM
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Frodo is learning how to wear a muzzle.

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:47 PM
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Luna's learning to poke my leg with her nose. I let her off leash on our property at night, and though her recalls are really good [now], I usually can't see her when she comes to me. So instead of recalling her, I'm cueing her to poke me in the leg so I'll be able to find her.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:55 PM
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Jackson's always learning new stuff every day, I try to learn at LEAST one new trick a week and tbh, I'm running out of them! LOL. He recently learned 'cop cop' which is where he is under my legs and his two front paws are on my feet and we walk like that. He's learning to blow bubbles in a large bowl filled with water. He recently learned to pick up things and put them somewhere, i.e. a sock into a basket. Alot of tricks like that.

In February, we're going to take an intermediate obedience class which ends with a CGC, but it's advanced recalls and heeling, etc. We have never worked on an official heel, so I'm excited to learn that. Agility is on hold until it gets warmer, I've decided I can't handle the January weather, so agility classes will probably begin again in March for us, but we are going to keep practicing at home.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:39 PM
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I should add that Quinn is now learning some adult behaviours she needs, like to wait with all the other dogs to be fed, that she can't steal cat food and how to wait inside the yard while we move the cars out of the open gate, just things we take for granted with the grown up dogs.

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Old 12-14-2010, 08:47 PM
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We are always playing around with silly games and tricks but the main thing they are learning atm is a running contact and really solid weave pole entrances for agility.

Also brushing up on formal retrieves and such in prep for Open obe.

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Old 12-14-2010, 08:59 PM
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My video camera has died, but I've had fun teaching leg lifts (front and rear, left and right). This is a friend's dog Griffin doing front leg lifts.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:41 PM
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Ares is learning to not eat poop.

Morgan is learning that coming inside after pottying is a good thing.

Tyr is learning out of sight stays (incredibly difficult for him) and moving stands.

Nyx? I'm never sure what she's actually learning. I'm teaching off leash heeling and cleaning up her positions at both heel and sit front.

Not much else we can do until it stops being so cold.

Originally Posted by elegy View Post
i'm farting around with go-outs with luce. i need formal instruction on how to train them properly
If you want any online help, let me know. I'm pretty good at go out training.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:50 PM
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stupid question. What are go outs?

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